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Surbhi Gupta


Travelling Suitcase: Eat, Pray, Love
Sun, Jul 28, 2019

What a non-gambling, non-partying vegetarian does in the Las Vegas of the East.

Australian historian Joanne Taylor documents the churches of India in her latest book
Tue, Jul 23, 2019

Australian historian Joanne Taylor also brings to notice how church photography in India is limited to documenting the huge facades and massive exteriors.

Of nine yards and a hashtag
Thu, Jul 18, 2019

A viral trend has women — and even men — sharing their saree moments.

Through a lens darkly
Tue, Jul 16, 2019

From Mehboob Khan’s Mother India to Hrithik Roshan’s super-tanned Anand Kumar in last week’s release, Super 30, brownfacing actors to show people from less-privileged backgrounds is not a new phenomenon in the Hindi film industry, but certainly a troubling one

Author Devapriya Roy on her new book and the process of writing serialised fiction
Mon, Jul 15, 2019

Roy has written two novels, a travelogue The Heat and Dust Project (2015) and a graphic novel, Indira (2018). Her next book is a sequel to the travelogue, called Man. Woman. Road.

Now Playing, the Korean KARD
Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Popular K-pop band KARD makes its India debut with concerts in two cities.

Through his debut album, a Kashmiri hip hop artiste hopes to tell the Valley’s story, but this time in his own language
Thu, Jul 11, 2019

What also sets the album apart is that Ahmer raps in Koshur, something not many rappers in the valley have attempted.

Extreme left, right have captured public debate: Author Amish Tripathi
Wed, Jul 10, 2019

Speaking extensively on the constant overlooking of ancient wisdom, author Amish Tripathi said religion and liberalism can go hand in hand if we are taught about our culture.

Seeing the Unseen
Tue, Jul 02, 2019

Mumbai-based documentary photographer Sudharak Olwe met Mamta when he was on a trip to three states — Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh to document the lives of manual scavengers and sanitation workers for international NGO Water Aid.

Afghan-American writer Nemat Sadat on weaving a gay love story, living in a homeless shelter in the US and why he feels at home in India
Mon, Jul 01, 2019

Born in Afghanistan, Nemat Sadat was only five when he fled to the US with his mother and siblings after the war broke out in 1979.

‘Inspiration never lasts, anger does’: Venita Coehlo
Mon, Jun 24, 2019

A storyteller since she was a child, Venita Coehlo's tales are maybe the stories she always wanted to listen to while growing up, she says. Her book, Tiger by the Tail, won a special jury mention at the Neev Awards last year.

Just Right For Kids: Light in the Dark
Sun, Jun 23, 2019

Books, though, have done their bit to fill that void and the memoir by the host of the American television show, The Daily Show, had been a good addition to the genre.

Chasing fame and fun 15 seconds at a time: Why TikTok has India hooked
Sun, Jun 23, 2019

How TikTok, an app owned by a Chinese firm, has become a playground for India’s young.

Photojournalist Dhruva N Chaudhuri passed away on June 18
Thu, Jun 20, 2019

He is survived by his daughter Satarupa Chaudhuri, who works in the publishing industry.

Sahitya Akademi award winner Tanuj Solanki on writing, and how Muzaffarnagar changed after 2013 riots
Tue, Jun 18, 2019

His short story collection Diwali in Muzaffarnagar that won the Sahitya Akedemi award explores what it means to leave a small town as a young adult, and to return home much later.

A new dastangoi production looks at the life and times of Gautam Buddha
Mon, Jun 17, 2019

While Poonam Girdhani has been performing Dastangoi, a form of storytelling in Urdu, for the last five years, it is for the first time that she has penned a dastan, which has been in the works since October 2018.

Sharbat-e-Mohabbat and other stories
Thu, Jun 13, 2019

As you walk around old Delhi, where business never stops, workers work all day long and customers throng its streets, there are a number of stalls that set shop in the summers to quench the never-ending thirst, selling nimbu paani, Rooh Afza and sattu ka ghol.

A bilingual anthology of Kaifi Azmi’s poems was launched in the city recently
Wed, Jun 12, 2019

The selected poems in Urdu are translated in English and written in the Devanagari script.

Head Over Heels
Fri, Jun 07, 2019

A look at those who ditched the pumps and chose comfort

Scenes from a Writer’s Life
Fri, May 24, 2019

Ruskin Bond on writing about the Partition in his recent memoir for children, making and losing friends and his new collection of short stories.

Food historian Salma Yusuf Husain brings back recipes from Shah Jahan’s dastarkhwan
Wed, May 22, 2019

During her research, Husain also travelled across central Asia, including Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand, and discovered how noodles and pastas were also present in the Mughal kitchen.

Cushion and Swipe: The Indian woman’s evolving relationship with love, sex and dhokha
Tue, Jul 23, 2019

It is now carried out via a host of dating apps.

Historian Giles Tillotson completes his trilogy on the golden triangle with his latest book, Delhi Darshan
Thu, May 16, 2019

In the book, Tillotson provides an account of Delhi’s built heritage. He traces the earliest settlements in Indraprastha, takes the readers through the legacy of the Mughals, and the ordered symmetries of Lutyen’s Delhi.

Debutante author Abdullah Khan on why it took him two decades to write Patna Blues
Thu, Apr 25, 2019

While the love affair had many critics label the book as pulp fiction and Bollywood-esque, the author says he drew inspiration from the Russian novel Anna Karenina, and wanted to weave a “nice” story set in the Bihari hinterlands and rooted in reality.

Weaving a coming-of-age story in a graphic novel using Madhubani art and chhota Nagpuri Hindi
Thu, Apr 18, 2019

The graphic novel, for children and young adults, is the brainchild of designer Raj Kumari and her screenwriter husband Varun Grover.